Friday, October 30, 2015

Digital Puppets available for the new Apple TV

We're pleased to announce that we have released our puppets for Apple's new AppleTV platform.

The app is called "TV Puppets"; search for it on the AppleTV App Store, and you should be able to find it.

Our puppets are normally $15, but for this introductory period, they're 33% off - $10 each.  If you get your hands on a new Apple TV, be sure to pick them up!

The puppets are slightly different than our desktop models in a few ways.

  • First, they use accelerometer controls from the remote to produce much more natural motion.  The motion is much smoother and more lifelike than the desktop controls because they mimic the motion of the remote.
  • They have fewer options.  Outside of the accelerometer, the remote is not as capable of capturing puppeteering intent, so we've simplified the puppets significantly for this type of presentation.  For instance, the Magic Mirror doesn't have multiple moods.
  • Because we don't control the unlocking of software when delivering through Apple's store, we cannot extend our policy of a software key purchased for, say, Yorick, to the AppleTV version of Yorick.  And vice versa.  Sorry.  We hope the convenience of using the puppet on the television will make up for this!
Enjoy, and Happy Haunting tomorrow!